About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Barbara Howard – 1969 – On the Rise

Only 500 copies were pressed of this sole LP by Ohio soul singer Barbara Howard. Barbara has a beautiful voice and her interpretations of several soul classics is breathtaking. “Welcome home” is supported by plaintive horns and surpasses all other known versions. She does Aretha’s…

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Christmas Albums on FMS

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Patrice Rushen – 1982 – Straight From the Heart

A very influential album, sampled many times and it was named by Alicia Keys as one of her top 25 records. You can hear the influence of Patrice Rushen in Alicia’s vocals and songwriting styles and Aaliyah’s vocals and tempos. Well, this isn’t only about…

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Eddie Kendricks – 1971 – All by Myself

Although his (and David Ruffin’s) departure from The Temptations left a hole in the soul of that group that was never completely filled, his maiden voyage solo album is exceptional by any standard. Whether it is Eddie’s rendition of the classic standard “Can I” or…

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Allen Toussaint – 1970 – Toussaint

Toussaint’s best. Listen to the record that made Lowell George want to make ‘Dixie Chicken’. From the Toussaint horns to the backup singing of Merry Clayton and Venetta Fields, this album is an incredible piece of writing, performing, and singing. Toussaint’s piano playing is really…

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The Gap Band ‎- 1980 – Gap Band III

When Gap Band III came out in 1980, the Wilson Brothers were widely regarded as true heavyweights in the funk field. Many funk experts will tell you that creatively, they were right up there with the likes of Cameo, Rick James, the Isley Brothers, and the Bar-Kays in the early ’80s. Over…

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The Jackson 5 ‎- 1969 – Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

An impressive debut album, made doubly impressive by the fact that the lead singer of the Jackson 5 is an eleven-year-old kid. Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 is arguably the best of the J5 LPs. It’s certainly the most digestible, since Berry Gordy and his…

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Horace Tapscott Quintet – 1969 – The Giant Is Awakened

  There are very few musicians who can be turned towards to feel the beating heart of African-American ethos. Horace Tapscott Quintet is one of them. The blunt force with which he strikes piano keys is reminiscent of the hard edge in the deepest part…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Lew Kirton – 1980 – Just Arrived

Classic boogie/two step/crossover soul on Alston. ‘Just Arrived’ was originally released on TK Records in 1980, following the success of the 12” ‘Heaven In The Afternoon‘. It is essentially a smooth soul album but has some interesting production such as the reggae influence on album…

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Solomon Burke ‎- 1971 – Electronic Magnetism

Despite its futuristic title, ‘Electronic Magnetism’ is a decidedly downhome affair, with more of Solomon’s trademark blending of gospel, soul and country. Pop sensibilities run especially strong on his first MGM waxing as well: Burke dips in the songbooks of such diverse artists as Sly…

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Harvey Scales – 1978 – Confidential Affair

Milwaukee native, Harvey Scales is very much an unsung Southern Soul hero, writing many famous Soul songs without the recognition he deserves. In fact, Harvey is part responsible for many of the late Johnnie Taylor’s major musical successes. Harvey co-wrote ‘Disco Lady‘, ‘Love Is Much Better in the…

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The J.J. Band ‎- 1971 – J.J. Band

The year was 1966. The city was Charleroi in Belgium, where the two Portugese brothers Toni and Fernando Lameirinhas (alias Tony & Wando Lam) founded the band “Jess & James” as Belgiums answer to soul music. They had lived in England before, catching the soul virus…

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Teddy Pendergrass – 1978 – Life Is a Song Worth Singing

Need I explain the greatness of “Close the Door“? Or “It Don’t Hurt You“? Or even “When Somebody Loves You Back“? It seems Teddy picked the lower tempo songs for the back end of the album and the faster for the front. As it turns…

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Leon Ware ‎- 1979 – Inside Is Love

Inside Is Love is a great example of Leon Ware’s sophisticated urban Soul. Actually, his music is Soul only in part; there are also strong influences from Brazilian music and from Jazz. It’s a unique sound. The musician who bears similarities to Leon Ware is Marvin…

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The Temprees – 1973 – Love Maze

The title track “Love Maze” features a heart-piercing lead, and impeccable backing harmonies; tender sweeties “Let Me Be the One” and “Passion” travel the same romantic road. Most prefer the Temprees doing dripping, slow ballads, and there’s not enough of them on this multi-styled, rag-tag…

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Mel & Tim ‎- 1972 – Starting All Over Again

Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again is…

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Shout Box

zand
(Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 02:13 PM)
For Kosta
Thanks a lot for King!!!
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zand
(Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 08:26 PM)
For Soulboy67
Johnnie Taylor – Best Of The Old And The New – 1984 or 2013?
Your discogs link is incorrect.
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valvebone
(Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 08:47 PM)
Does anyone have Polly Brown – Special Delivery (1975)? Thanks in advance.
Kosta
(Friday, Dec 13. 2019 02:43 AM)
POLLY BROWN – 1975 – Special Delivery [LP>wav>320] my DenonDL103R lp rip, i love this album!
http://www.mediafire.com/file/g8zu3sresng8qdb/POLLY_BROWN_-_1975_-_SpecialDelivery_%255B320%255D.zip/file
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valvebone
(Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 06:34 AM)
@ Kosta. Thank you very much!

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